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Lyrid Meteor Shower

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Date(s) - 04/16/2018
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The annual Lyrid meteor shower has started! It’s active each year from about April 16 to 25. In 2018, the peak of this shower – which tends to come in a burst and usually lasts for less than a day – is expected to fall on the morning of April 22, with little or no interference from the waxing moon. The greatest number of meteors usually fall during the few hours before dawn. All in all the Lyrid meteor shower prospects look pretty good for 2018, though meteor showers are notorious for their fickle and not totally predictable nature! Follow the links below to learn more about April’s shooting stars!

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-lyrid-meteor-shower

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